An essential component of the Fretography series, this is the guide to the diatonic fretboard. The Spiral Galaxy Guitar Method uses the principle of rotational (or radial) symmetry to fully examine... More > and map the notes of the twelve diatonic keys. Rather than taking a piecemeal approach, this method shows you the big picture. Although some knowledge of basic theory is recommended, The Spiral Galaxy Guitar Method will benefit guitarists at all skill levels.< Less
There are plenty of beginner guitar books. The vast majority of them are designed to be easily understood by anyone with a 3rd grade reading level, and offer little more than a few basic chords. The... More > problem is that most of these simple methods don't teach the beginner beyond the 3rd fret - or if they do, they are given the impression that playing higher up the fretboard is all about struggling with barre chords. Advanced guitar for the Total Beginner is intended to open the door to essential elements of making music on the guitar with a unique approach that builds on conventional music theory and presents the fretboard as a whole right from the start. If all you want is to learn a few simple tunes, this is not the book for you. However, if you want to start out with a solid foundation so you can play and understand all kinds of music, Advanced Guitar for the Total Beginner will get you there.< Less
Completely updated to include comprehensive diagrams of scales, arpeggios and chord forms along with a complete mapping of the diatonic symmetries of the fretboard in every key, this book is your... More > road map to the guitar.
From music theory to easy to follow exercises, Fretography® takes you on a tour of the grid of frets and strings, revealing the hidden symmetries and organizing principles of the guitar.
First published in 2004, the original edition of Fretography was unlike other guitar methods in its systematic approach to identifying and mapping essential diatonic structures on the fretboard. This revision goes further and incorporates ideas developed by the author since then.
Intended for the intermediate to advanced guitarist, Fretography is a useful addition to any musician’s library.
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A different kind of beginner guitar book. Fundamental Fretography opens the whole fret board to you right from the start. A simple clear guide to simple scales, double-stops and chords, this book... More > emphasizes standard musical notation so you can develop a solid foundation. Color is used in fun exercises to clarify the relationships between notes on the page and the fretboard.
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